El Juego de Abalorios has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u said: “No permanence is ours; we are a waveThat flows to fit whatever form it finds. The Glass Bead Game (German: Das Glasperlenspiel) is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. It was begun in and published in. Results 1 – 30 of Juego de abalorios by Hesse, Hermann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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The Glass Bead Game – Wikipedia

Inthe Abaloros Hermann-Hesse-Preis was founded, which is awarded every two years, alternately to a German-language literary journal or to the translator of Hesse’s work to a foreign language.

And the book is set within qbalorios cloistered academy where these super-scholars are trained. Above all we forget that we ourselves are a part of history, that was are the product of growth and are condemned to perish if we lose the capacity for further growth and change.

And, if you honestly DID, enjoy it, for the love of god tell me why, without summarizing the book. If you want something to touch your soul read Siddhartha. With the book’s exploration of the life of the mind and the spirit and their relationship to the more basic, mundane concerns of human beings, the book’s theme struck home with me when young and still does. On a similar note, I received an email from a Jueho friend of mine today who is in Australia for student exchange.

He need only sketch some part of it, fill in a detail here and a detail there that his characters can make part of their workaday conversations.

El juego de los abalorios / The Glass Bead Game

En el un grupo de jovenes se consagran a la musica, a la astronomia, a las matematicas, con absoluto desden por todo placer carnal. Essays on Life and Art. It seems that he believes that only by perpetually bestowing knowledge to our posterity can we truly realize our placement in history. The whole book felt like grasping to me.


Has Rowling read Hesse? Originally, Hesse intended several different lives of the same person as he is reincarnated. There are no objectives. The second was grappling with the personalities of the students, the attainment ek practice of authority and leadership – in other words, the joy of educating. Even if you give up the book after the first few pages, you have to read these stories.

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Das Glasperlenspiel is the last full-length novel of the German author Hermann Hesse. The fatal problem is that Hesse wilts instantly before the task of filling in any kind of detail about what the game was and how it worked. Further sorry if this is a spoiler the issue which finally confirmed this is a poor novel is that the aforementioned clever jjego at the culmination had to write an extended memo to his leader to explain himself and his view of herann future.

El Juego de Abalorios by Hermann Hesse. It arouses sympathy or emotion, or 4. Moreover, in the glass bead game the characters are extremely one dimensional, even Knecht, who supposed to be the hero. A heavy sense of philosophical idealism and monism underlies the game. The first section contains Knecht’s poetry from various periods of his life, followed by three short stories labeled “Three Lives”.

I did not find this futuristic fictional place of Castalia, where the intellectual elite trained, to my liking. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

It could have been condensed down into about five pages, and made essentially the same impact. Hesse took 11 years to complete this book and it is definitely a tough book to write; rather it is tough book to continue writing once you have started with a premise and reached a certain length. The Glass Bead Game: Its the point behind the point.


It is dazzlingly multi-faceted, and thus open to many interpretations.

No matter how great the author, I refuse to be taken on a ponderous lengthy ride to nowhere. View all 22 comments. The exploration of how music, mathematics, intellectualism and life can become transcendent and beautiful. It seems like Hesse jurgo limiting special sciences to empirical sciences. And when Joseph Knecht, the protagonist, called out these flaws in Castalia, I heartily agreed.

The Nobel judges should be embarrassed. Piety, which is to say faithful service and loyalty up to the point of sacrificing one’s life, was part and parcel of every creed and every stage of individual development; such service and loyalty were the only valid measure of devoutness. All his striving for a deeper understanding, all his transcending one level of being for another, has been for naught.

It is in many ways Hesse’s subtle answer to the growing Fascism in his country. It is informative, 3. And the more ambient suspense the author generates by promising a brilliant reality, without ever showing even a flickering corner of it, the worse the bland filler starts to smell when it all gets stale.

The combined result ends up being neither a good philosophy book, nor a good story. Hermann Hesse is certainly monomaniacal in his contemplations of human nature but the GBG is entirely recycled material presented with all the finesse of an expository sledgehammer. View all 3 comments.